The Talbot Yellow 1979 Porsche 930 we featured back in February remains up for sale. The asking price has come down a good bit and now sits at $77,900. We’ll see if that’s low enough to attract some notice and see this Turbo find its way into a new home.
The below post originally appeared on our site February 1, 2016:
The Pastel Yellow 1997 Porsche 911 Targa we featured back in late March remains for sale. The price is still very high, but at least it has been lowered by $21K. Still, it’s a very pretty (and rare) color on a 993 with very low miles, the first of this Targa design and last of the air-cooled Targas, so there is sure to be some interest if the price can be brought into more reasonable territory.
The below post originally appeared on our site March 26, 2016:
The 1973 BMW 2002tii Touring we featured at the end of 2014 is back on the market, with a Buy It Now price cresting $35,000. Want a 2002 with a bit more practicality and uniqueness? Read on…
The below post originally appeared on our site December 9, 2014:
A few days ago driving through traffic, a lean, low and angular shape drifted in between cars ahead of me. It stood out mostly because it was so different than the pool of SUVs it swam through. Like a shark parting a school of mackerel, it was a beautiful 840ci with M-System II wheels fit, and it was positively beautiful to see. What really struck me was the size though, more than anything else. I’ve never really thought of the 8-series as a small car – but there it was, dwarfed by the modern automobiles that surrounded it. Most other drivers ignored the door-wedge profile, but I sat transfixed remembering how revolutionary this car was when it was launched. When I happened across this 1995 840ci in my searches, a car which Paul featured back in January, I couldn’t help but want to write it up:
The below post originally appeared on our site January 10, 2015:
The striking Amaranth Violet 1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, which we featured almost exactly one year ago, has come back up for sale from a new seller. As one of the much more rare shades we ever see there is sure to be a good deal of interest here, but whether it can find a new buyer we shall have to wait and see. It’s wearing different wheels now than in its previous auction and still sports a few modifications so it isn’t as original as some collectors might hope, but the color is one you’ll almost never come across. Purple isn’t the most popular color on a car, but it really does look mighty good here.
The below post originally appeared on our site May 25, 2015:
The very low mileage Black 1986 Porsche 930 Coupe with the fantastic Cancan Red leather interior, which we featured in December, remains up for sale. The price has not yet moved so this seller remains patient. The price is high, but this is definitely a very interesting example of this iconic performance coupe.
The below post originally appeared on our site December 10, 2015:
The rare Linen Grey over Mahogany 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster we featured in early February is back up for sale. The price has been lowered ever so slightly to $153K. Almost as rare as its color, this Speedster actually has had a decent number of miles put on it so that usage will balance the color combination. We’ll have to see if there is increased interest so this Speedster can find a new home.
The below post originally appeared on our site February 9, 2016:
At the risk of appearing like we’re recycling a bit too much material lately, I’d really like to take a look at this superb and interestingly equipped W126 from last fall again. A relatively low spec European model never offered here, this 280SE features the M110 inline-6 instead of the normal V8s the American market experienced, but the smart Euro look, low miles and great color combination really caught my eye. It’s not the fastest S-Class you can buy, but it’ll still leave you feeling pretty rich. Last time around this car hammered at a seemingly unfathomably cheap $2,950, but for whatever reason it’s back up for sale from the same owner having covered only a few more miles since the fall. The reserve is still on the auction, but this should still remain a very affordable bit of classy classic Mercedes to pick up!
The below post originally appeared on our site September 7, 2015:
As with the W140 model I covered the other day, the W126 eagerly accepted by the automotive world as the new benchmark in design in the late 1970s. Mercedes-Benz pioneered new safety, aerodynamics and luxury through typical Mercedes-Benz over engineering. Replacing the outgoing W116, the W126 was thoroughly modern inside and out but at least initially carried the same motivation. Under the hood of the short wheel base 280SE was the inline-6 M110 motor, but there were small and large displacement V8 models too. Paul looked at a excellent condition W116 280SE recently, but a high asking price called into question the value of that particular example. Will this grey market import 280SE sing the same song?
A little under a year and a half ago I took a look at one of the last vestiges of affordable classic Porsches – the “Poor Man’s” 924. This Bahama Blue Metallic example had covered a scant 39,000 miles under one claimed owner in its lifetime, but also showed a fair bit of age and had some non-original, incorrect paint work. At $6,500 in October 2014, it was too rich by my measure and it appears that I was right, as the car has re-emerged with a slightly lowered $6,000 asking price. Although the market has warmed slightly to the transaxle cars over that time, I still think this is a hard sell but it is a pretty cool alternative to similarly priced Volkswagen Rabbit or early Scirocco models.
The below post originally appeared on our site October 27, 2014:
The very rare Cobalt Blue Metallic 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S we featured back in October remains up for sale. The original auction was bid to $295,100, a figure a good bit below where we’d expect it to sell and far below the seller’s current asking price of $795,000. Given the rare color and other features of this Turbo S a high price is to be expected, but I feel like the more likely result will lie somewhere between those two numbers. That puts us pretty far away from a sale here, but for one of the more interesting examples we’ve come across we can expect that it will garner quite a bit of attention nonetheless.
The below post originally appeared on our site October 30, 2015: